A Dutch silver tobacco-box
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A Dutch silver tobacco-box

MARK OF CORNELIS KOPPENOL, LEIDEN, 1783, ALSO STRUCK WITH LATER DUTCH DUTY MARK OF 1807

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A Dutch silver tobacco-box
Mark of Cornelis Koppenol, Leiden, 1783, also struck with later Dutch duty mark of 1807
Rectangular with curved corners, the hinged cover engraved with a scene of two ships in battle and the inscription Vivat Zoutman, between the coats-of-arms of Amsterdam and The Admiralty and with the following names on banners: Dekker, Dedel, Starring, van Braam, Mulder, Bentink, Braak and Kinsberge, the base with scrolls and flowers flanking a satirical rhyming couplet relating to the engagement between the British and Dutch Convoy Protection fleets at the Doggersbank on the 5th of August 1781, marked on interior base, cover and rim
14 cm. (5½ in.) long
254 gr. (8 oz.)
Provenance
Willem J.R. Dreesmann, Amsterdam; Frederik Muller & Cie, Amsterdam, 22-25 March 1960, lot 200 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. G-41).
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Lot Essay

The inscription on the base reads: T Was Zoutmans Werk, die Groote heldt, Die Parker sloeg, met veel Geweldt, Als Parker Vlugte, Vol Van angst, Bleef Zoutman legge, als Verschanst, En Riep Wel Brut, Waarbin Je nu, Gij komt dog hier, dat bid ik u, Ik sal u de see, doen der ven, So Sal Zoutman eer, Ver Wer Ven

See lots 1071 and 1073 for other boxes with engravings commemorating the battle of the Doggersbank.
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